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Minneapolis to resume worship, weddings and funerals
After consulting with faith leaders and new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Tim Walz issued an order which allows places of worship, wedding and funerals to reopen from Wednesday. This executive order 20-62 permits the reopening with gatherings of not more than ten people with the following requirements:
- Maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between households is mandatory.
- Indoor gathering occupancy must not be over 25% of the overall capacity.
- Outdoor get-togethers must include a maximum of 250 people.
The governor urges Minnesotans to limit their in-person interactions and those at risk to stay at home. He also clarifies that the order does not permit receptions and communal sharing of food.
Archbishop Hebda stated that as told continuously by the bishops of Minnesota, pastors and parishes can resume public Mass. But they should only restart if they are confident of maintaining the sanitization and ensuring that the protocols such as following the changes in the liturgy, mainly related to the reception of Holy Communion.
In response to the tweet of President Donald Trump, where he regarded worship to be essential, many faith leaders came up to thank the decision. They pointed out that the religious groups were feeling left behind and that now, every leader will ensure safety.
Also, the battle for reopening restaurants and bars continues. And due to a recent COVID-19 in a graduation ceremony, the new order does not apply for these ceremonies.
Minneapolis to follow new mask rules
Similar to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frier puts out an order that people above the age of two years are entitled to wear masks or coverings which may include surgical, N95 or homemade. One should ensure that their nose and mouth are covered especially in most indoor places where people gather as a community. One of the Spokesperson for CDC’s COVID-19 response informed that due to high suffocation probability, children under two years do not re to wear masks. The indoor spaces include stores, recreation centres, schools, buildings, hotels. The company owners must ensure that their employees put on their masks in case of any public dealings. These new mask regulations will come into effect from May 26, and one should call 311 if they spot violations. The health department will look into complaints regarding food and lodging, the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development investigate issues in places selling tobacco and liquor. New additions rules will be out for indoor restaurant services. Other states have also imposed mask requirements.
The stabbing remains under investigation as the victim refuses to cooperate
The Minneapolis Police Department reported a daytime stabbing on the 1300 block of Nicollet Mall, near Millennium Hotel, around 4:15 pm. In front of the hotel, an argument broke out between two men which eventually resulted in one of the men stabbing the other. The victim got help from emergency crews who brought him to the hospital. The victim did not suffer from any fatal injuries.
The suspect escaped, and the victim is refusing to give any information about the suspect.
Izzy’s Ice Cream puts their Minneapolis building up for $2.5 million
Izzy’s Ice Cream has put their construction close to Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis available to be purchased.
A representative for the organization affirmed that they’re selling the structure, yet said that they don’t plan to sell the business itself.
This affirmation comes after Izzy reported the conclusion of their St. Paul store, saying they need to thank everyone for the great support in the course of the most recent 20 years. They have such a significant number of recollections of joy, great occasions, and individuals meeting up in serving the network. Izzy told they’re incredibly grateful for purchasing their dessert, supporting and being ambassadors for their business, holding up in every one of those long queues for desserts, and for permitting them the respect to employ their children to scoop ice-cream throughout the years.
The structure, which was raised in 2012, is up for $2.5 million.
A Minneapolis Man Arrested for Assaulting A News Anchor for Presumed Sexual Identity
A 39-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested on Friday with third-degree assault, as he injured a TV anchor Matt Belanger. Along with that, the attacker named Vennie Jerome Williams also faced charges of harassment as he executed the crime over a belief about the sexual identity of the anchor. The criminal accomplished the crime on May 12 at a downtown Minneapolis light rail platform.
After the complaint was registered, the police force of Metro Transit reciprocated to the 4th street and Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis where the victim stated that a man whom he was unable to recognize, smacked an item at him as he was passing by the Nicollet light rail platform and resulted in injuring his left eye.
As the investigation proceeded Williams was arrested because of surveillance footage gathered by the officers. The attacker confessed that he alleged that the victim was homosexual. Williams is scheduled to make his first court appearance on May 18.
Belanger went through a complete checkup and was diagnosed with traumatic hyphemia of the left eye; he is advised to stay at home and avoid doing anything.
Man shot yesterday died in the night in the hospital
According to local police, a man was shot yesterday evening. He died in the hospital overnight on Sunday Morning- May 17, 2020, as reported by our reporters.
Subsequent shooting in Minneapolis after barring get-togethers
A subsequent shooting in Minneapolis was reported after the gas station incident. This shooting occurred in a Folwell neighbourhood house party, leaving five people injured due to gunshots.
Authorities state that four young people were injured at the local party, three by gunfire. It was, in any event, the second such occurrence since a statewide request notwithstanding enormous get-togethers to slow the spread of COVID-19 became effective.
According to cops and scanner traffic audio, the first shooting took place around 6:30 pm, at the Holiday gas station at 1624 N, Washington Av., where two people inside a black Chevrolet Malibu were attacked with several rounds of fire into the car. The injured victims could barely drive to HCMC where they were treated. As reported, a gun was also recovered from their vehicle.
Observation video from the service station demonstrated the suspect discharging a semiautomatic handgun with an all-inclusive magazine, as per the scanner audio.
The second shooting occurred near N. 33rd and Emerson avenues, around 10:30 pm, leaving four 18-year old victims, who were attending the house-party.
Later after the shooting, officials fanned out through the area checking for extra casualties.
In a likewise shooting a month ago, the 27-year-old grandson of local civil rights pioneer Spike Moss was shot at a get-together in the 1100 square of N. Irving Avenue, Near North neighbourhood.
“Name change” not affected by statute: Lake Calhoun changed to Bde Maka Ska
The Minnesota Supreme Court declared that the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has the position to change the name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska. The name change isn't influenced by a rule that restricts a district board to alter a lake name "which has existed for 40 years."
September 2015: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board chose to give a second name rather than changing the name of the lake.
May 2017: Park board opts to change the name of Lake Calhoun
November 2017: Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approves Park board appeal
January 2018: DNR magistrate commands the lake's name to return to its unique Dakota name.
June 2018: Federal government approves the name change
April 2019: Court of Appeals decides that the DNR needed the power to change the name of the lake
May 2019: The DNR declares they'll plea the Court of Appeals choice
November 2019: The MN Supreme Court hears contentions for the situation
According to the DNR's proclamation:
The Minnesota Supreme Court concluded that DNR acted inside their legal authority in renaming Lake Calhoun as Bde Maka Ska.
The Court confirmed the DNR's persistent activity of its position to work with nearby governments on the renaming of water bodies and other geographic highlights. The DNR's task was to assess whether the Board and Bde Maka Ska met state naming protocols. In this case, the Hennepin County Board comprehensively reviewed a wide variety of public views and made a rational verdict.
COVID-19 'cluster' linked to Wright County business
Earlier this week, the first workplace-associated cluster of COVID- 19 cases was identified in Wright County.
“Considering what we know about the virus, clustering is not surprising,” said Sarah Grosshuesch, Director of Wright County Public Health. “We have been taking steps to prepare for this issue and are working with those affected to limit the spread.”
Workplaces that have employees test positive for COVID-19 or have questions about preparing for COVID-19 are invited to reach out to Wright County Public.
When individual tests positive for COVID-19, they are asked to isolate until the below criteria are met:
• If the individual has symptoms
10days since the onset of symptoms AND
Common symptoms include fever, cough, reducing medication, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Not everyone with COVID-19 has all these symptoms, and some people may develop noncontagious symptoms.
Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 who have symptoms are considered infectious two days before their symptom onset. Those without symptoms are considered contagious, starting the day they get tested.
People who have come-connection close contact with someone whose diagnosis should quarantine for 14 days. Public Health works and confirmed cases to determine who is considered a tight connection.
Local News Anchor Assaulted in Broad Daylight
On Tuesday morning, a news anchor from local television was assaulted at a light rail train station in Minneapolis. Matt Belanger, KSTP-TV anchor, was struck near the eye. Somone threw a rock or a small piece of concrete at him. Thjis happened at about 8:50 a.m. at the Nicollet Mall station. There he was waiting for a train. As of now, the attacks seems to be random and unprovoked. Currently, he is being treated at Hennepin Healthcare. He suffered an injury to his left eye. It has been confirmed by KSTP that he is expected to make a full recovery as he is now recovering at home. The police from Metro Transit told that a Minneapolis man, aged 39, was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail. He is suspected of second-degree assault. He allegedly fled the scene. This incident is yet another high-profile assault at a Twin Cities light rail platform. Before this a woman was kicked in the head. This happened at a stop in St. Paul. An official statement was released on Tuesday afternoon by State Rep. Jon Koznick (R-Lakeville):
“My thoughts are with the victim of this brutal assault and I pray that they make a speedy recovery. Today’s attack is a grim reminder that our transit system is in crisis as crime continues to grow and remains an issue, even during COVID orders. Transit riders should not fear being victimized when they use public transportation. That is why I will continue to be a strong advocate for strengthening safety and security at Metro Transit. It is time for the House and Senate to work together and take action towards ensuring a better transit rider experience for all Minnesotans.”